New Toscano to head Mr. T
Mr. T Carting, one of the six largest private carting companies in New York City, announced that Thomas N. Toscano (pictured above), chief financial officer and chief legal officer, has been named CEO of the company.
He succeeds his father, Peter Toscano, Sr., who led the Glendale-based company for 26 years and retired on December 31.
“Tom has already made a major impact on the company as a champion of integrating the on-board computing technology that is installed in our trucks with back office operations,” said the elder Toscano. “I am confident that under his leadership Mr. T will continue to tap technology as a resource to improve route efficiency, customer service and ensure that our fleet is one of the most advanced in the industry.”
Toscano, 46, previously served as chairperson of the New York City Chapter of the National Waste and Recycling Association. He joined the company in 1996, and received his law degree from St. John’s University and in 2017 his MBA from Cornell University.
“This is an auspicious moment, as we marked the 70th anniversary of the company in recent weeks,” he said. “Our future is bright indeed as we will expand our recycling and compost programs, which we launched in 2005, as leaders in the waste management industry.”
Chef Bruno joins Northwell
Chef Bruno Tison has joined Northwell Health, becoming the first and only Michelin Star chef hired by a health care organization in the United States.
“I’m going to re-train and re-teach the culinary departments to provide not only the patients, but employees with fresh food,” said Tison, who spent 14 years as the executive chef at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. “We want to keep patients and employees healthy and we want our patients to look forward to a great meal.”
Tison plans to visit all Northwell hospitals to train kitchen staffs at their individual facilities.
As part of Northwell’s Food and Nutrition Wellness transformation, kitchen staffs across the system will learn to create food that supports healing and well-being by using less salt and sugar while avoiding saturated fat.
The goal is to minimize the use of frozen and canned goods, serving foods with minimal processing and opting for baked instead of fried foods.
Under his leadership, Tison’s team at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa in California received Michelin Star recognition for three consecutive years.
Trio from Lee leasing LeFrak
Executive vice president Mark Kapnick, managing director Bradley Diamond, and director Elliot Diamond of Lee & Associates have been named the exclusive agents for 15,000-plus square feet of retail space at the Promenade Shops at LeFrak City on 99th Street between 57th Avenue and the Horace Harding Expressway.
LeFrak City, a residential development with 4,600 apartments, is currently in the final phase of a six-year, $75 million master plan renovation that includes redevelopment of the retail spaces, which are available immediately.
Neighboring retail tenants currently include Bed Bath & Beyond, Century 21, Target and Shake Shack.
“The Promenade Shops at LeFrak City has served as a retail hub and amenity for area residents for more than 50 years,” said Diamond. “The success of the stores has always been supported by a built-in client base and that will never change.”
Cawley takes helm at Con Ed
A longtime Con Edison executive and electrical engineer, Timothy P. Cawley, has assumed a new role as president of the energy company serving New York City and Westchester County.
His appointment comes at a time of rapid change for the company and industry as customers seek easier access to solar energy, energy efficiency, information to help them manage their usage, and other products and services.
“We’re going to continue to innovate and use technology to give our customers more options, convenience and ability to control their costs,” Cawley said. “Con Edison wants to lead in creating a cleaner energy future in which customers have more options.”
Con Edison is a leader in the industry transition, emphasizing clean energy, installing 5.4 million smart meters, and helping customers connect solar arrays and other forms of distributed generation to the grid.
“Tim is a proven leader in safety and reliability, with expertise in our operations and an unwavering focus on customer service‚“ said John McAvoy, chairman and CEO of Con Edison. “He also maintains a strong focus on clean energy solutions, including energy efficiency and renewable power sources.”
Prior to being named president of Con Edison, Cawley was president and chief executive of Orange and Rockland Utilities, another subsidiary of Con Edison.
He also served as senior vice president of Central Operations for Con Edison. His responsibilities included the planning, design, operation and maintenance of the electric transmission system, as well as the company’s primary control center and electric substations.
He also had responsibility for electric and steam generating plants, the steam system, and engineering and construction activities.
Cawley previously served as vice president of Substation Operations, vice president of Bronx and Westchester Electric Operations, general manager of Transmission Operations and director of Gas Operations at O&R.
He joined Con Edison in 1987 and replaces Craig Ivey, who retired after eight years as president of Con Edison.
Cawley holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from New York University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Union College.